Operating Engineer

Job description

This position resides within the Central Utilities Plant Within the Department of Facilities and Administrative Services. Reporting to the Operations/ Cogen Operations Supervisor, The Operating Engineer is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and improvement of the Cogeneration and Central Heating/Cooling Plants/Cooling Loops. This position works on a rotating shift basis in order to provide 24 hour 7-day per week coverage

Main Responsibilities:
  • Serves as shift engineer in charge in the operation and routine maintenance of the Cogeneration Plant, Central Heating/ Cooling Plants, High/ Medium Temperature Water, Chilled /Condenser Water Distribution Systems, and Building Automation Systems (EMS)
  • Operates, maintains, and makes repairs to the cogeneration plant, generators, boilers, chillers, feed and vacuum pumps, fans, compressors, governors, and chemical treatment equipment. Responsible for performing preventive and remedial maintenance tasks necessary to ensure the continuous safe and efficient operation of these systems. This includes basic mechanical and electrical work.
  • Makes periodic comprehensive tests and takes readings of fuel consumption, pressure, room circulating units, draft conditions, temperature and steam flow, and other recordings. Performs water quality tests and chemically treats plant water systems.
  • Analyzes campus load requirements and makes appropriate adjustments to cogeneration plant KW import set point relative total load. Responsible for taking readings and maintaining logs as required. This includes generating fuel usage reports and other recordkeeping
  • Ensures plant operation maintains environmental compliance with NJ DEP and US EPA requirements cited in Title V air permit.
  • Responsible for water treatment monitoring and chemical application and system cleaning as required.
  • Required Qualifications:

    Two (2) years of experience in the adjustment, repair, operation, and maintenance of air conditioning and heating plants and auxiliary equipment. An understanding of the operating principals of gas turbine engines, heat recovery steam generators is required, along with working knowledge of water treatment, AC/DC theory, instrumentation, microprocessors, switchgear, power generation and distribution systems as well as excellent mechanical skills

    LICENSE: Applicant will be required to possess an Operating Engineer's License(Blue Seal Minimum) of appropriate grade and type as issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor.

    Appointee will be required to possess a valid driver's license in good standing issued in the state of residence.

    NOTE: Appointee may be required to possess a valid Air

    Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification of the appropriate

    level, commensurate with type of equipment serviced, issued under the

    authority of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.

    About TCNJ

    TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

    Contact Information

    Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

    Union: IFPTE

    Classification: competitive


    Step: 4 ($53,355.16)

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    Job No: 20000926
    Posted: 10/7/2020
    Application Due: 12/6/2020
    Work Type:
    Salary: Negotiable